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Columbia HBCU Fellows "Take Over" Instagram Starting February 11

This spring, students in the Columbia HBCU Fellowship Program will share glimpses into their experiences on Columbia SPS’ Instagram account. Through short videos uploaded to Columbia SPS’ Instagram stories, Fellows will cover a range of topics including academics, co-curricular activities, life in New York City, and the transition from an HBCU to Columbia.   

Strategic Communication M.S. candidate Nia Anyike will kick off the series at 9 a.m. EST on Friday, February 11th. Users may follow along as the Tuskegee University graduate provides details about her experience including her favorite spot on campus, her experience as an HBCU fellow, her transition to Columbia University and graduate studies, and her post-graduation plans. Users are also encouraged to submit questions in advance via Columbia SPS’ Instagram stories. 

The second takeover will take place at 9 a.m. EST on the following Friday, February 18th with Strategic Communication student, Howard University alumnus, and international student from Jamaica Marlon Brooks. On Friday, March 4th, Sports Management student and Lincoln University alumna Niare Galvez will take over Columbia SPS' Instagram to show a day in her life at Columbia and to share tips for applying to the program and adjusting to grad school.

Students from Columbia’s Narrative Medicine, Applied Analytics, Negotiation and Conflict Resolution, and Sustainability Management programs are slated to share their perspectives throughout the Spring 2022 semester.

The mission of the Columbia HBCU Fellowship Program is to prepare talented, high-performing HBCU graduates to lead, innovate, drive community impact, and advance their professional industries through program engagement, mentorship, and career development opportunities. Fellows receive full-tuition scholarships to earn a master’s degree in a qualifying program at the Columbia University School of Professional Studies. Learn more about the fellowship program at